Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2017, ISBN: 978-1-936419-69-2 $16.95 + S&H
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This is a book of false memories and myth — and recollection and revelation excavated out of the author’s unconscious, the pieces laid out and puzzled over. This is the moment’s archeologist hovering over the lost past.
One enters as if falling into a painting—a near desolate landscape . . . of harsh reds . . . where lizards go to die, a primal world of early-risen angst and longing, disappointment and disconnectedness begun when a child is left at a kindergarten door by
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Alloy by Jan Bottigliari
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 82 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-52-4 $15.95 + S&H
A butterfly casts the shadow of a man; a homesick mermaid cleans teeth; a young girl pushes a heavy iron, singing. In Alloy, these and others (daughter, mother, astronaut; an occasional zombie or alien) find voice through poems exploring memory in all its shifting sense and purpose: from childhood recollection to adult reckoning, from folklore and fairytale to family relationships. Bottiglieri’s poems live in large moments and small, in the shimmering balance between grieving and consolation, between loss and what comes after. How do our memories—of
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